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Prog Transplant. 2006 Sep;16(3):239-41.

Acanthosis nigricans following single lung transplantation: a case report.

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Huron Hospital/Cleveland Clinic Health System, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.

Abstract

Acanthosis nigricans was observed 3 months after single lung transplantation in a 51-year-old African American woman with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. The patient had no endocrinological abnormalities and was not taking any medications known to cause acanthosis nigricans; extensive investigation did not reveal an underlying malignant process. Because acanthosis nigricans may occur as a paraneoplastic phenomenon, it is important to rule out an underlying malignancy. This is especially important in solid-organ transplant recipients receiving chronic immunosuppressive therapy.

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